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  • Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A spokesman says the president of Burkina Faso has declared a state of emergency following violent protests in the capital. Communications director Ibrahim Sakande made the announcement late Thursday, hours after demonstrators stormed the parliament...

  • Norway to send training troops to Iraq

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    HELSINKI (AP) — Norway's prime minister says her country will send 120 soldiers this year to join the international campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and help train local troops there. Another 75 Norwegian soldiers will go to Afghanistan next year. Describing the...

  • Obama to rally for Maine gubernatorial candidate

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor in Maine on Thursday, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week's midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low...

  • Police: NY man bit off part of another man's ear

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    EVANS, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man bit off part of another man's ear during an unprovoked attack. Police in the town of Evans, southwest of Buffalo, say they shocked John Pawlowski with a stun gun Tuesday when they found two men struggling on the front lawn of a home. The...

  • Father of missing Cuban migrant searching for son

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — For two days, Lazaro Allegue has scoured the waters of Miami's Biscayne Bay and combed the thick brush on nearby keys in search of his son. So far, he has only found an empty inner tube. Twenty-eight-year-old Adrian Allegue is one of two rafters still missing from a...

  • Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. The Microsoft Band will work with the company's new Microsoft...

  • NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday. Jens Stoltenberg said that while NATO is not back on Cold War terms with its former arch-enemy, recent...

  • Victim family members speak in Jodi Arias trial

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Family members of the man murdered by Jodi Arias tearfully told a jury how they are still traumatized by his killing. Siblings of Travis Alexander on Thursday spoke to the jury that is deciding whether the 34-year-old Arias should get the death penalty or a life...

  • Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A man whose confession had helped free a death row inmate has been released from an Illinois prison after he recanted and a judge vacated his conviction. The case was instrumental in the campaign to end capital punishment in Illinois. Alstory Simon left the...

  • Justice Dept. watchdog faults agency grenade probe

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents and prosecutors in Arizona made multiple errors in their investigation of a U.S. citizen who was suspected of smuggling grenade components to Mexico, including failing to arrest him when there was more than enough evidence to do so, the Justice...

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